Readings

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Textbooks

Main course book (the whole book is mandatory reading):

  • Dean Allemang, James Hendler & Fabien Gandon (2020). Semantic Web for the Working Ontologist, Effective Modeling for Linked Data, RDFS and OWL (Third Edition). ISBN: 9781450376143, PDF ISBN: 9781450376150, Hardcover ISBN: 9781450376174, DOI: 10.1145/3382097.

Supplementary text book (not mandatory):

  • Andreas Blumauer and Helmut Nagy (2020). The Knowledge Graph Cookbook - Recipes that Work. mono/monochrom. ISBN-10: ‎3902796707, ISBN-13: 978-3902796707.

Other materials

In addition, the materials listed below for each lecture are either mandatory or suggested reading. More materials will be added to each lecture in the coming weeks.

The lectures and lectures notes are also part of the curriculum.

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Lectures

Below are the mandatory and suggested readings for each lecture. All the textbook chapters in Allemang, Hendler & Gandon are mandatory, whereas the chapters in Blumauer & Nagy are suggested.

Lecture 1: Introduction to KGs

Themes:

  • Introduction to Knowledge Graphs
  • Organisation of the course

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials:

Lecture 2: Representing KGs (RDF)

Themes:

  • Resource Description Framework (RDF)
  • Programming RDF in Python

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials:

Lecture 3: Querying and updating KGs (SPARQL)

Themes:

  • SPARQL queries
  • SPARQL Update
  • Programming SPARQL and SPARQL Update in Python

Mandatory readings (tentative):

Useful materials:

Lecture 4: Open Knowledge Graphs I

Themes:

  • The LOD cloud
  • Important open KGs (LOD datasets)
    • Wikidata
    • DBpedia
    • GeoNames
    • the GDELT project
    • WordNet
    • BabelNet
    • and perhaps others

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Useful materials

Lecture 5: Open Knowledge Graphs II

See readings for lecture 4.

Lecture 6: Enterprise Knowledge Graphs

Themes:

  • Enterprise Knowledge Graphs (EKGs)
  • Guest lecture with Sindre Asplem from CapGemini, who will talk about CapGemini's experiences with EKGs, including methods and high-level architecture. He will also talk about SHACL, the RDF Shapes Constraint Language (which we may revisit in Lecture 7 and Exercise 7).

Related themes:

  • Google’s Knowledge Graph
  • Amazon’s Product Graphs
  • News Hunter’s infrastructure and architecture

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Supplementary readings (preliminary):

Lecture 7: Rules (RDFS and SHACL)

Themes:

  • RDFS
  • Axioms, rules and entailment
  • Programming RDFS in Python

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Useful materials (preliminary):

Lecture 8: Ontologies (OWL)

Themes:

  • Basic OWL concepts
  • Axioms, rules and entailments
  • Programming basic OWL in Python

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Useful materials (cursory) (preliminary):

Lecture 9: Vocabularies

Themes:

  • LOD vocabularies and ontologies

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Useful materials (preliminary):

Lecture 10: Reasoning about KGs (DL)

Themes:

  • Description logic
  • Decision problems
  • OWL-DL

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Useful materials (preliminary):

Lecture 11: Formal ontologies (OWL-DL)

Themes:

  • Advanced OWL

Mandatory readings:

Useful materials (preliminary):

Owlready2 materials for the lab (preliminary):

Lecture 12: KG embeddings I

Themes:

  • KG embeddings
  • Link prediction
  • TorchKGE

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Supplementary readings (preliminary):

Lecture 13: KG embeddings II

See readings for lecture 12.

Lecture 14: Knowledge engineering / Wrapping up

Themes:

  • Knowledge engineering
  • The Ontology Development 101 method

Mandatory readings (preliminary):

Useful materials (preliminary):

  • The rest of Blumauer & Nagy (suggested)


 

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